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NONPROFITS WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE STATEWIDE TRAIL NETWORK

 

Vermont Huts Association |  July 18th, 2017

 

The Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA) and Green Mountain Trails (GMT) are partnering up on an initiative to connect their respective networks.

 

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Read the full press release here.

EAT, SLEEP, SKI

 

Sarah Galbraith |  February 11th, 2017

 

Sarah Galbraith takes a tour up to the newly-opened Bryant Camp with RJ Thompson, Executive Director, to talk about Vermont Huts Association, the Bryant Camp, and where the organization is heading next.

 

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More from Times Argus.

ENHANCING VERMONT’S BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES WITH A HUT SYSTEM

 

Traven Leyshon  |  October 18th, 2016

 

RJ Thompson, Executive Director of the Vermont Huts Association talks about their mission: “to enhance the backcountry experience in Vermont by connecting the year-round recreation community with the evolving network of hut, cabin, yurt and lodge operators. RJ explains that skiers, mountain bikers, and hikers have created many terrific trails and glades.

 

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More from Equal Time Radio.

VOTING OUTDOORS: VERMONT GOVERNOR’S RACE MIMICS NATIONAL TREND

 

Alex Kaufman  |  October 16th, 2016

 

Raising awareness is so 2010. Climate, public lands, and attracting outdoorsy businesses seem to be the three key pillars of the recent surge in outdoor activism aiming to influence the state and national political landscape. Listen to the full audio below.

 

 

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More from Wintry Mix.

NEW ORGANIZATION HOPES TO SPARK HUT-TO-HUT SKIING IN VERMONT

 

Written By Mike Polhamus  |  October 12th, 2016

 

Two Vermont men are seeking partnerships and funding for a venture they hope will permit hut-to-hut backcountry excursions across the state. They’ve started a nonprofit called the Vermont Huts Association, and they say the hut system they’re trying to create will prove a boon to the economy and a valuable amenity for cyclists and backcountry skiers.

 

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Full Article on VT Digger.

VERMONT’S HIDDEN HUTS

 

Written By Evan Johnson  |  October 11th, 2016

 

Set high in the Green Mountains or tucked into the forest, simple huts are being renovated as backcountry outposts for any season. When volunteers with the Rochester Areas Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA) began developing glades in the Braintree Mountain Forest near Randolph in 2014, they came across a cabin in the woods. The Bell Gates Cabin—an overnight spot for loggers in the 1970s—was in disrepair. Dead leaves and trash covered the floors and ratty screens hung in the windows.

 

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Full Article on Vermont Sports.

BACKCOUNTRY HUT SYSTEM IN VERMONT?

 

Written By Peter Conti  |  October 3rd, 2016

 

Americans are always emulating European ski culture, from telemarking to the infamous neon onesies (they’ll make a comeback, I swear). But the best thing by far is the culture of alpine hut traverses that made it’s way from the Alps to western North America. There are already well established hut traverses in the San Juans of Colorado, in Sun Valley Idaho, and the Canadian Rockies, but nothing in the Northeast.

 

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Full Article on GuideHire.

VERMONT HUTS ASSOCIATION: NEW NONPROFIT SEEKS TO DEVELOP HUT SYSTEM IN GREEN MOUNTAINS

 

Written By Benjamin Whitney  |  September 30, 2016

 

The idea to connect existing huts, yurts, cabins and lodges around Vermont to promote multi-day backcountry trips isn’t a novel one. But while other U.S. mountain ranges boast such hut-to-hut systems, discussions in Vermont have remained at the meeting table—until now. On August 22, the Vermont Huts Association (VHA) gained its nonprofit status, marking the official launch of a campaign to coordinate stakeholders in an effort to revamp four-season backcountry recreation opportunities in the Green Mountain State.

 

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Full Article on Backcountry Magazine.